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Duh. Because what "diversity" training actually teaches people is that "diversity hires" are likely to be incompetents selected only because they belong to a designated victim group. This wasn't obvious all along?
Research finds that compulsory training can actually make a workplace less diverse
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A suicide bomber has killed four security officers and injured five near one of Islam's holiest sites in the Saudi city of Medina, the government says.
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Hyperledger Fabric just had it's first release: v0.5-developer-preview
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The bureaucracy is palpable. USA!
The House reconvenes shortly for legislative business after a day-long recess. Democrats have been staging a sit-in since 11:25 a.m. ET in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation.…
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It's always the poor and the dissidents, most vulnerable to crime and the targets of political repression, who are the most harmed by gun control.
@iowahawkblog @JoshVoorhees Get J Lewis a big drum & a puffy shirt - he can lead a Conga Line around the House floor..would make great TV. jtf18james. 1h1 hour ago. jtf18james @jtf18james. @iowahawkblog @winstoncoolidge @JoshVoorhees They do not care about the Constitution or due process ...
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Researchers create organic nanowire synaptic transistors that emulate the working principles of biological synapses
A team of researchers with the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea has created organic nanowire synaptic transistors that emulate the working principles of biological synapses. As they describe in their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the artificial synapses they have created use much smaller amounts of power than other devices developed thus far and rival that of their biological counterparts.  
       
Scientists are taking multiple paths towards building next generation computers—some are fixated on finding a material to replace silicon, others are working towards building a quantum machine, while still others are busy trying to build something much more like the human mind. A hybrid system of sorts that has organic artificial parts meant to mimic those found in the brain. In this new effort, the team in Korea has reached a new milestone in creating an artificial synapse—one that has very nearly the same power requirements as those inside our skulls.

Up till now, artificial synapses have consumed far more power than human synapses, which researchers have calculated is on the order of 10 femtojoules each time a single one fires. The new synapse created by the team requires just 1.23 femtojoules per event—far lower than anything achieved thus far, and on par with their natural rival. Though it might seem the artificial creations are using less power, they do not perform the same functions just yet, so natural biology is still ahead. Plus there is the issue of transferring information from one neuron to another. The “wires” used by the human body are still much thinner than the metal kind still being used by scientists—still, researchers are gaining.

Source and further reading:
http://techxplore.com/news/2016-06-nanowire-synaptic-transistors-emulate-principles.html

Paper:
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/6/e1501326

Image: Schematic of biological neuronal network and an ONW ST that emulates a biological synapse.

Credit: Science Advances (2016)

#nanotechnology   #artificialEPSC   #research  
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Google Hangout for #blockchain at 2PM EST today.
The tide of interest is now turning to blockchain because it has the potential to rework the old order of processing transactions.
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  • IBM
    z Systems Programmer, 2012 - present
  • WTAMU CS Dept.
    Student Employee, 2010 - 2012
  • US Army
    Signal Support Systems Specialist, 2005 - 2012
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Seoul, Korea - Lawton, Oklahoma - Amarillo, Texas - Canyon, Texas - Mosul, Iraq - Augusta, Georgia - Poughkeepsie, New York
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Linux sysadmin, Mainframe engineer, Openstack ninja. I work for IBM but do not speak for the company. Relax!
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Attended Randall High School in Amarillo, TX, graduating in 1999.  Spent a few years on active duty in the US Army.  Studied computer science at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX, graduating with a BS degree in 2012.

Signed on with IBM in 2013, supporting independent software vendors and IBM's business partners who develop solutions for zEnterprise.

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